The store I work at has an annoying policy of keeping most of the checkouts closed, until the lines get ridiculously long & people become cranky. At which point they "generously"
open one more. Today I had to buy 8 different products for my store demo, most of which were perishable. And the first 2 checkouts had very long, so I went to the 24 items or less line. To save time & not hold up the line behind me, I gave the cashier one box of each product & told her how many I was buying.
Unfortunately, every time I told the cashier what number to ring up an SS behind me would announce "*snotty tone* She's up tp 4! 10! 24! Oh my god!" I finally got fed up and said in my politest "I would go off on you if I didn't work here" tone, "That is unnecessary. The other lines are closed / backed up. I'm not trying to be rude, but I don't have a choice. I'm trying to get this rang up as fast as possible. If I could use another line I would, but I can't." SS then claimed he was trying to be helpful, "cuz lots of people usually break the rules & bring more than 24 items into this line." I'm hoping someone dinged his car door while he was in the store